MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN PROGRAM
This is a unique opportunity for Marketing and Communication majors for an educational practicum. Qualified applicants will be current students at the Junior or Senior level of a University program. Graduate students and recent graduates will be considered.
The primary responsibility of the Marketing and Communications Intern will be to assist in the publicity and marketing efforts for exhibitions, public events, education initiatives and general Museum news. From media research and outreach to creating press materials and overseeing their distribution, as an intern you will learn how the department functions within a non-for-profit arts organization, and how press stories are handled from the idea stage to publication. Another key component will be working with digital media and the museum’s own online face – web site, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You will work closely with the Director of Membership & Markering and will leave the museum with an understanding not only of the PR and Marketing field, but also insight into the mechanics of a museum.
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT INTERN PROGRAM
This is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in an educational practicum. While the program is geared towards current students at the junior or senior level of a university program, any interested person is encouraged to apply. This internship is non-paying.
The primary responsibility of the Education Intern will be to assist the Curator of Education with tasks within the education department. Tasks will be assigned based on the department's needs and the intern's specific skill set, interests, and goals, but may include program development, facilitating programs, developing education resources, working with visitors of a variety of ages, marketing, working with teaching collection items, researching topics, organizing materials, etc. Specific tasks and schedule will be decided on a case by case basis to meet the needs of both the department and the intern.
Individuals interested in education (formal and non-formal), science, history, and/or art are encouraged to apply. Not all applicants may be accepted, and all interns must successfully pass a criminal background check. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing any previous experience and desired internship outcomes to Karen Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47713. Questions about internship opportunities can be directed to email@example.com or 812-425-2406 ext. 226.
REGISTRATION INTERN PROGRAM
This is a unique opportunity for Art History and Studio Art majors for an educational practicum. Qualified applicants will be current students at the Junior or Senior level of a University program. Graduate students and recent graduates will be considered.
The Agenda is as follows:
1. Orientation will include discussion covering Art Handling, Archival Materials, Packing, Inventory, Museum Procedures, and a Tour of the Museum. Interns will be given a manual that will be required reading before beginning work.
2. Working with the Registrar, Interns will help with Inventory. Going through the Collection writing down items and their location. Repackaging as necessary.
3. Working on the process of updating the Location Cards and compiling reports.
4. Working with the Curatorial Staff, Interns will assist with the Exhibition Preparation. They will learn about layout and design, installation procedures, and lighting.
5. Interns will become familiar with the proper procedures of completing Condition Reports, and compiling files on objects and artists.
6. Interns will be presented with corresponding literature and bibliography for collection management, registration documentation, and exhibition preparation during the course of the semester.
7. Interns evaluation will be based on accumulation of hours, care and concern for art and artifacts by the Registrar. The university faculty will be responsible for assessing the Intern and assigning a grade.
As interns in the Registration Intern Program, they will gain valuable experience and practical skills. This program will be designed to educate students on the procedures of Museums through experience and reading.
Interested individuals should contact Liz Fuhrman Bragg, Registrar, by telephone (812) 425-2406, extension 238 or via email . Most universities require 10 to 15 hours per week for an average of 2 to 3 credit hours. Hours for Interns will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. This internship is non-paying.